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Sailing holidays (402)

Family sailing holidays aren’t just an opportunity for budding skippers to wear silly hats and control the tiller all holiday long – the plus points are rather more numerous than that. Just think about it: you can set sail whenever you like, sailing from one beautiful location to another at the turn of a wheel. Best of all, you don’t have to put up with heaving beaches. Just find your own deserted stretch of sand or an isolated cove, moor up and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. Sailing doesn’t have to be an activity holiday, you know.

The more competent sailors among you might like to take the wheel yourself on one of our yachts in Spain or Greece. Or, for a little added luxury, you can hire your own private skipper.

For families in which there’s an even split between sea legs and landlubbers, there’s the sailing holiday compromise of renting a holiday home that has the use of its own boat and private mooring. Check out these sailing adventures in the Caribbean and along the coast of England.

But if sailing sounds just a little too involving for what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday, there is the more tranquil option of a houseboat. Either stay put or pootle merrily around the waterways of England and the Netherlands. Whichever appeals more, you should definitely step aboard soon.

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

(157) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise  …see more

from £244 / night

£1440 / week

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from £244 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht rental

Bequia / Port Elizabeth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £960 / night

£4960 - £9808 / week

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from £960 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

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Holiday yacht in Puerto Bahia

Puerto Plata Province / Puerto Bahia

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £756 / night

£4760 / week

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from £756 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2759 / week

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from £247 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£168 - £924 / week

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from £22 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Chioggia

Province of Venice / Chioggia

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £155 / night

£1081 - £1666 / week

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from £155 / night

(8) Average 

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Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £182 / night

£854 / week

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from £182 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting  …see more

from £216 / night

£863 - £949 / week

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from £216 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Unterterzen

Canton of St. Gallen / Unterterzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Kas holiday yacht rental

Antalya Province / Kas

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£400 - £505 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a great relax weekend.” 4 of us were at Chennai for business trip from U.S.A. We booked the boathouse 2 days before the trip. We all had a great relax weekend. All staffs are Nice and friendly.  …see more

from £428 / night

£2996 / week

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from £428 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £160 / night

£1160 - £2257 / week

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from £160 / night

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Holiday yacht with golf nearby in Venice

City of Venice / Venice

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£604 - £1819 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£686 - £794 / week

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from £102 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Isla Chiloe holiday yacht rental

Los Lagos Region / Isla Chiloe

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Toby 2014” Excellent experience. We had typical March Chiloe weather with a mix of sunny and rainy days. The food and service at the boat were great. In fact the sea food was outstanding, Kayaking and using the small motor boats were pluses. Visit to  …see more

from £2240 / night

£15680 - £22400 / week

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from £2240 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £214 / night

£1497 / week

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from £214 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Santa Ponsa / Santa Ponsa Marina

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £164 / night

£1147 - £3440 / week

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from £164 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Porto holiday yacht rental

Porto District / Porto

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fabulous experience” Seldom do holidays exceed all expectations, but in the case of Dourovou we could not have had a better experience. The Douro is a perfect place to visit for a short sailing holiday, with an almost guaranteed breeze every aftern  …see more

from £164 / night

£647 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / De Pijp

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £104 / night

£690 / week

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from £104 / night

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Konakli holiday yacht rental

Alanya / Konakli

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £345 / night

£2328 / week

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from £345 / night

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Yacht accommodation in French Harbour with shared pool

Roatan / French Harbour

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £1100 / night

£4400 / week

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from £1100 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

12 6 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £320 / night

£2235 / week

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from £320 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Province of Massa Carrara / Marina di Carrara

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km

from £518 / night

£3449 - £6164 / week

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from £518 / night

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Mumbai (Bombay) holiday yacht rental

Maharashtra / Mumbai (Bombay)

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £1520 / night

£10640 / week

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from £1520 / night

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North Holland Province / Enkhuizen

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £259 / night

£1294 - £3018 / week

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from £259 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam / Masaki Peninsula

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Stu Berry yacht trip August 2011” Loved every minute of it. Chilled and superb trip. Great country, and perfect place to travel by yacht. Wonderful crew.  …see more

from £960 / night

£6720 / week

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from £960 / night

(1) Excellent 

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West Flanders Province / Nieuwpoort

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Monte Argentario / Porto Ercole

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £311 / night

£1638 / week

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from £311 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday yacht in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £1080 / night

£7560 / week

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from £1080 / night

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Houseboat rental in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Air conditioning

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

19

Canton of Geneva / Geneva

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £202 / night

£1412 / week

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from £202 / night

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City of Venice / Venice

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £690 / night

£3449 / week

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from £690 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in Serangan

Denpasar / Serangan

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km

from £840 / night

£4720 - £5840 / week

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from £840 / night

(7) Very Good 

25

Holiday yacht letting

Barcelona / Olympic Village - Beach

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £776 / night

£5173 / week

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from £776 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Gruz

12 24 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Feeling of constant care and joy” Marin and his crew have demonstrated the ability to include us in their love for the Adriatic and Dalmatia. They showed us the most beautiful of the entire area of the islands. We did not feel like casual tourists, bu  …see more

from £110 / night

£768 - £14656 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £56 / night

£336 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

10 15 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£280 / week

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from £40 / night

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